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George Burns has spent more than 40 years as a teacher and principal in progressive elementary schools in New York City and has worked with children from two years old through middle school, in addition to teaching graduate courses at the Bank Street College of Education and an undergraduate course at Gallatin. He has written about schools and children, including books about science and computing, articles about classroom practice, and social studies curriculum focused on engaging students with diverse and inclusive voices as well as more accurate historical content. Burns helped create and lead an affinity group program that supports children in understanding their own racial identities and experiences of race while also helping them to understand the lives and experiences of their peers. Telling stories has always been part of Burns’s work with children and adults and he particularly enjoys helping others tell their own stories. He has recently published fiction in The Eastern Iowa Review and in The Wallace Stevens Journal.
child development; elementary schools; children’s experience of race, class and gender; children’s literature; children in film; fiction by women; fiction and essay writing.